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Non AIBUs in AIBU. They wind me up but I feel petty reporting them.

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MardyBra Fri 12-Apr-13 09:11:04

They always seem to start:

"to ask you... recommend me a pushchair
...whether you got a Primary school place ask you for packed lunch ideas. ask a tedious question about a topic I have hidden

And then they start: "I've put this in AIBU for extra traffic because it was being ignored in it's rightful place proper topic.". No shit Sherlock. Maybe it was because it was dull.

Occasionally I report, but then I wonder if MNHQ think I'm being petty/nitpicking. If only everyone would use Active Convos, then there wouldn't be this problem.

Trills Mon 15-Apr-13 08:16:38

I don't think there's a "probably" about it - I'm fairly certain that the reason MN is "self-moderating" is simply because it would cost too much to hire people to do it. And if you had volunteer mods they'd be all uppity. Power corrupts y'know.

Maryz Mon 15-Apr-13 08:56:22

I wouldn't get uppity <bats eyelashes>


Trills Mon 15-Apr-13 09:04:06

People would be mean to you if they got moved or deleted, even if it wasn't you.

They'd accuse you of having favourites.

It wouldn't be fun.

It's why MNHQ have other names when they post casually. Apart from Olivia and the West Wing.

Maryz Mon 15-Apr-13 09:08:49

I know all that Trills.

And I wouldn't really like to be a moderator (unless [lightbulb] I could be a secret one, with a "move thread" button and could do it all anonymously).

But it's all wrong. And untidy. And offends me [control-geek emoticon]

BIWI Mon 15-Apr-13 09:12:57

Just imagine the power, Maryz ...

Trills Mon 15-Apr-13 09:20:42

[lightbulb] indeed grin

magimedi Mon 15-Apr-13 11:46:28

It's why MNHQ have other names when they post casually.

I'd never thought of that! (Terminally stupid here)

MardyBra Mon 15-Apr-13 11:57:00

So which ones of you are really MNHQers in disguise?

Not Maryz, obviously. She gets into trouble too much.

SoupDragon Mon 15-Apr-13 12:00:03

if you had volunteer mods they'd be all uppity

They did have volunteer moderators. I don't recall any of them getting uppity.

Maryz Mon 15-Apr-13 12:20:38

To be fair Soup, if I was given the power I suspect I might get a tad uppity.

What with me being rather opinionated about everything grin

SoupDragon Mon 15-Apr-13 12:29:52

get uppity?


MardyBra Mon 15-Apr-13 14:05:44

I would so get uppity. My shit list is short though. It wouldn't take long.

BIWI Mon 15-Apr-13 14:33:31

Ha! You'd be hunting them down, wouldn't you? wink

tethersend Mon 15-Apr-13 14:37:41

<checks watch>

Isn't it about time somebody agreed with tethersend?

Maryz Mon 15-Apr-13 14:47:32

<sticks tongue out at everyone>

I agree with Tethersend I suppose, since everyone else does for some reason grin

Trills Mon 15-Apr-13 16:14:12

I agree with MaryZ-with-a-Z

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